Standard Liege held by Sint-Truiden; Rubin Kazan stay on top of Russia beating Nalchik

Standard Liege 2 – Sint-Truiden 2 (Jupiler League, July 31, 2009) Newly promoted Sint-Truiden earned a fine point at powerhouse Standard on the opening day of the season. Cephas Chimedza put the visitors in front only for Igor De Camargo to equalise in the 38th minute. De Camargo put Standard ahead heading home a corner early in the second half before Vincent Euvrard levelled the match midway through the half. Hirac Yagan missed a last minute penalty for Liege.

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Rubin Kazan 2 – Spartak Nalchik 0 (Russian Premier League, July 31, 2009) Rubin stay on top of the league thanks to goals in each half from Gokdeniz Karadeniz and a Dominges penalty.